LeBron James card sells for record $2.4 million


The LeBron James Triple Logoman card fetched the highest selling price for a card that was retired and sold the same year on Saturday night. (Michael Tran/AFP)

LeBron James broke another record on Saturday night.

A limited-edition Panini Flawless Triple Logoman 2020-21 patch card sold for $2.4 million at a Goldin’s auction on Saturday, marking the highest selling price for a card that was retired and sold the same year.

The card features the NBA logo patch from three of his jerseys, one each from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

Although the card didn’t set a new overall record – a Honus Wagner T206 card cost $6.6 million last year – the James card is said to be worth between $3 million and $5 million. Founder and Executive Chairman of Goldin, Ken Goldin that the “map is the undisputed holy grail of modern maps”.

It was one of five triple logoman cards created in the bundle, although the James card was the only one to feature only one player. The others included:

  • Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry

  • Jayson Tatum, Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson

  • Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

A lot of people have also gone card hunting in recent months. Rap star Drake bought 14 boxes in March for over $200,000. (h/t )

Drake, however, was not the proud owner. JMo from Backyard Rips found it in May, and it belonged to three users who bought a steak in the sweater.